Is Any Endeavor that is not ‘Spiritual’ a Waste of Time?

It is not the action itself but the context of that action which determines whether it is spiritual or not.¬† Context is set by intention. Motive, though, is what makes the difference.¬†One can earn money out of love for one’s family, company, country, or all mankind, or one can make money out of fear, greed, or selfishness.¬† If we view our work as a contribution to society, it then becomes a gift no matter how seemingly simple it may be.¬† To peel potatoes out of love for one’s family or for the benefit of those who need to eat is spiritually uplifting to the Self and the world.

One makes a gift of one’s life and endeavors by sanctifying it with love, devotion, and selfless service.¬† That is the way of the heart to God. In that way, domestic life becomes a form of worship and the source of joy to all.¬† When one seeks to uplift others, we are uplifted in the process.¬† Giving is therefore self-rewarding for there is actually no ‘other’ that is being given to.¬† Every kind thought or smile is therefore spiritual and benefits oneself as well as all the world.

The Eye of the I, Ch. 17, pg. 252